Oklahoma moves to protect kids from LGBTQ activists (homosexuality)
GOOD FOR OKLAHOMA!
Oklahoma moves to protect kids from LGBTQ activists
Oklahoma moves to protect 'change therapy'
Proposed law declares right to counseling 'to control or end unwanted sexual attraction'
by Bob Unruh
Lawmakers in Oklahoma have proposed a law that would protect the right of people with unwanted same-sex attractions to obtain counseling and therapy.
WND reported California and New Jersey lawmakers and courts barred counselors from talking to minors about changing unwanted same-sex attractions, even if it is requested.
The court fight over the censorship statutes in the two states has been elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A petition explains: “If the client’s gender identity, mannerisms, or expressions differ from the client’s biological sex and the client’s feelings are unwanted – meaning [that] he does not want to transition from a male to a female identity – but instead wants to ‘change’ his female identity, mannerisms, or expression to conform to his biological sex, then [state law] forbids such counseling.
“Similarly, the statute permits the counseling of a client to affirm same-sex attractions, but prohibits counseling a minor to change unwanted SSA. Under no circumstances may a licensed counselor counsel a minor to change unwanted SSA. Nor may the counselor counsel a minor to change unwanted opposite sex mannerisms, expressions, or identity, even when the client wants to change them based on sincerely held religious beliefs,” it stated.
Attorneys with Liberty Counsel have fought the provisions in both California and New Jersey.
But now Oklahoma is moving in the opposite direction, with a proposal from state Rep. Sally Kern of District 84 to protect such counseling.
House Bill 1598 is “an act relating to conversion therapy; creating the Freedom to Obtain Conversion Therapy Act; defining certain terms; providing right to obtain certain counseling or conversion therapy’ preventing certain infringement by the state; providing certain rights of parents; permitting mental health provider to engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a child; providing for codification; and declaring an emergency.”
The proposal states: “The people of this state have the right to seek and obtain counseling or conversion therapy from a mental health provider in order to control or end any unwanted sexual attraction, and no state agency shall infringe upon that right. Parents may obtain such counseling or therapy for their children under eighteen (18) years of age without interference by the state.”
In an interview, Kern told WND the bill is preemptive, aiming to prevent activists from coming into the state to press for the kind of laws passed in California and New Jersey.
“The LGBTQ activists are really ramping up to make a full-fledged attack,” she said. “So our thinking is, what better state than Oklahoma to get this passed?”
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